Meet the founders: Sarah, James & Doug
Today, the UK-based members of this family business sleep cool and comfortable and breathe easily – just as nature intended. But it wasn’t always this way…
For many years Doug suffered from chemical sensitivities associated with his occupation. Although he never knew it at the time, sleeping with fire-retardant-drenched synthetic bedding only aggravated his condition, keeping him miserable and sleep deprived. And Sarah was often fitful and woke during the night, unable to get comfortable due to painful pressure on her joints.
They suspected their mattress…
So, believing the marketing hype, they purchased an expensive mattress from a well-known international brand. Within a couple of months the mattress became impossible to sleep on – other than in the deep ruts which had formed either side of a distinct ridge.
Eventually they took recourse through the courts, where the judge took less than ten minutes to award in Doug and Sarah’s favour.
During this lengthy process Doug and Sarah became convinced that the mattress world was stuffed full of inferior materials, poor solutions and sales hyperbole. As they found to their cost, spending more money didn’t always mean the best quality!
They embarked on a quest for the perfect sleep in the most sustainable way possible for the planet.
The Sleepbear team have spent more than 18 months visiting mattress and textile manufacturers across the UK and Europe. They tested and compared natural materials and the eco-sustainability practices of suppliers. Their research revealed that the source of much sleep discomfort is actually found in our homes in the form of allergens.
Soon all was clear.
There was a need to sustainably combine a luxuriously comfortable mattress with the most up-to-date scientific hygiene bio-technology. This would reduce sleep discomfort in two ways. By eliminating pressure point pain and correcting spine alignment while providing clean, cool anti-allergy components to reduce suffering from allergic symptoms. The result? The beautiful Sleepbear mattress. Giving you the best restorative sleep possible at an affordable price.